Tummy Tamer Tea

As I have mentioned before I have been struggling with a gluten intolerance and have cut out gluten from my food, unless something slips in there I don’t know about. I have been gluten-free for almost 2 months and my stomach still HURTS! Even with the medication I am taking I am having issues and can not figure out what the problem is. I understand I have a food slip (where there is gluten in something I was not aware of) probably once a week but the stomach pain is daily. I called the pharmacy where I get my stomach medicine to find out what else is in the pill other than the drug its self and the pill is not gluten-free… Damn it!

So I talked to my midwife and she recommended papaya enzymes. I am going to go get some tomorrow. I guess most of the people in her family have celiac and that is what they take when they have gluten issues.

I went to the herbalist and told them my problem, and that I needed a tea to help assist with my digestion problems and healing and this is what they suggested, I thought I would share.

Equal parts of:

Calendula: Soothes and heals intestinal lining and reduces inflammation.
Fennel: Helps treat indigestion, calming to the intestines and stomach.
Marshmallow root: Soothes irritation of the mucous membranes, coats the stomach and other digestive regions, protecting their soft walls from acid and other irritants.
Chamomile: Anti inflammatory, calming.

She mentioned the tea mix they usually recommend has other herbs in it that are not safe for pregnancy/lactation so we stuck with this simple tea. Lets hope it helps. I have had a nice big 24 oz of it so far today and my stomach does feel better. Lets hope it lasts!

How do you soothe an angry stomach? Any natural celiac tips?

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4 responses to “Tummy Tamer Tea

  1. Since you mention a midwife, not sure if you might be pregnant and if you are, don’t do this but I’ve found that adding more probiotics to our diet really helps with gut related issues. I make and drink water kefir everyday and think it’s really beneficial.

  2. chamomile tea always helps calm my stomach down when it’s irritated. However, have you looked at the possibility of other food intolerances? A few weeks into gluten-free living, I was still getting certain symptoms, and found out I was intolerant to lactose as well, apparently gluten & lactose intolerance often go hand in hand. Good luck with it all 🙂

    • Thanks for the push! I was thinking I might need to cut out milk too… but I only eat cheese and yogurt and have cut out everything else… ah well. I guess that is the next step!

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